Under Armour Curry 1 ‘Away’ – Another Look

With Golden State off to a scorching start and more images of the Under Armour Curry 1 ‘Away’ popping up, it’s definitely a good time to be a Warriors fan. We previously gave you a first look at the shoe and colorway at this article. We now have a clearer look at the shoe, as seen below.

Curry’s branding is all over the sneaker in the form of his SC logo. As for the performance aspects, the traction looks decent with multi-directional herringbone (although it looks a bit thin, so I question the durability.) The breathability looks to be pretty good as well, with the torch-like perforations all along the upper. While I’m not sure about the tech on the shoes, the words “charged” and “anafoam” will give you an idea of what to expect.

Stay tuned for tech specs, release info and the performance review for the Under Armour Curry 1 once we get our hands on a pair. Until then, speculate on how these will perform in the comments below.

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47 Comments

  1. I am getting these and excited for what other color ways they’ll release. Under armour has said these will be out by all-star weekend but i hope sooner.

  2. Any guesses on price?

    UA has gotta price their biggest star’s first signature shoe north of $150, don’t they?

    Especially since the Clutchfit Drive Highlights are already going for $150.

    Happy for Curry getting his own sig. Well deserved.

    1. I think it’s fair enough if they raise the price, but they’re still trying to break into the Basketball shoe market.

      I’d have to say that since I’ve been back in the shoe game for the last year and a half, the Under Armour Clutchfit Drive is the only model of theirs that I’ve seen sell at full retail price (well the retail SC colorways have, maybe not the team colorways though as you can use a discount code on them).

      Also, from what I’ve seen, all their other models have ended up being heavily discounted after being out for a while. I don’t know if it’s a colorway thing, or people just don’t want to give UA shoes a go. The reason I mention colorways though is because the Spawn 1 SC colorways seem to have sold out, but I’m not sure how limited the releases were for them.

      Anyway, $140 would be a good price IMO. I don’t think they’re at the point where they can go $160+. $140 should be the max price IMO. Any more than that then I think it would be a bad idea.

      You’ve also got the Brandblack JC2s that have a woven upper and are rumored to be at around $140, so again, $160+ might be pushing it too far.

      1. I could see how the extra foam in the heel would benefit runners especially for long distances but I think for basketball the extra comfort should be in the forefoot. Also a chunkier heel in basketball would cause instability. Since they say this foam is very responsive they should really start experimenting with make the forefoot closer in height as the heel. In other words lowering the heel drop more than ever before basketball shoes. The only problem with zero dropping a basketball shoe would be that effect it would have on the heel cushioning if the heel was lowered too much.. But I still believe lowering the heel drop as much as the cushioning allows is a step in the right direction. The benefits of zero drop running shoes on running form and stability is too important to ignore and I think companies should try to implement zero drop/low drop into basketball shoes in the near future.

  3. I posted this yesterday about Charged foam in the previous Curry 1 post/article yesterday, but I guess it’s too old and no one read it.

    Just read this about Charged Foam in regards to Under Armour’s new running shoe due for release in January.

    It sounds awesome and I can’t wait for Charged Foam if the Basketball version is going to be like what they’ve described below for the running version.

    We spoke to Vice President of Footwear Design, Dave Dombrow, to hear about the latest from Under Armour Running: ”

    “This is a super technical running shoe. The SpeedForm Apollo Gemini is made up for four distinct polymers that were developed with an adaptive cushioning. That means when you’re standing it’s really soft and comfortable, and when you’re running it will get more responsive. This is great because the cushioning also adapts to the user overall. So that’s our big story, it’s super responsive and super soft as well. We took everything we learned from Apollo to marry it with the SpeedForm upper to continue to improve the fit. It’s still made in the bra factory, super breathable and super lightweight. We’ve added a little more packaging into the deal by adding a bit more foam into the heel but it is still a light shoe overall at 9.9 ounces. The Gemini has a lot more cushioning so this is what I would like to say is someone’s everyday trainer that could also serve as a marathon shoe.”

    1. I could see how the extra foam in the heel would benefit runners especially for long distances but I think for basketball the extra comfort should be in the forefoot. Also a chunkier heel in basketball would cause instability. Since they say this foam is very responsive they should really start experimenting with make the forefoot closer in height as the heel. In other words lowering the heel drop more than ever before basketball shoes. The only problem with zero dropping a basketball shoe would be that effect it would have on the heel cushioning if the heel was lowered too much.. But I still believe lowering the heel drop as much as the cushioning allows is a step in the right direction. The benefits of zero drop running shoes on running form and stability is too important to ignore and I think companies should try to implement zero drop/low drop into basketball shoes in the near future

        1. Its not that a high heel is a problem because just because of the fact that it is large or high off the ground, Its when the heel is significantly higher than the forefoot that leads to instabliity.

        2. Its not that a high heel is a problem because just because of the fact that it is large or high off the ground, its when the heel is significantly higher than the forefoot that it leads to instability.

          1. By that I mean if high the heel is thick or high off the ground, the forefoot should still be similar or equal unless you value heel cushioning above everything else. I think that as forefoot strikers experience zero drop shoes they will find out that the extra heel cushioning causes more problems than its worth.

          2. Basically what I’m trying to say is that zero drop has nothing to do with how high the heel or forefoot is. Having a low or zero drop is good for stability regardless of how thick the cushioning is. I think that just like there are shoes out there that specialize in heel cushioning there should be an option (I’m okay with just one lol) for those that prefer low/zero drop in other sports/activities not just running shoes.

  4. UA has the perfect storm going on here. Curry’s a MVP candidate. Golden State has the best record in the league. New tech. If they’re going to have a major break through now is the time. They need to keep these under $150 though and have some solid additional colorways widely available within weeks of launch.

  5. Yo that upper seems like some kind of plushy apparel type stuff. Bet it would absorb moisture like under armour clothes, especially with them holes.

    THESE ON POINT! Auto cop. If I see a Black Golden State pair, I’m doubling up on them suckaz

    THat outsole is the near the same as the cluthfit drives by the way. Not the EXACT same, but pretty close

  6. These look really interesting, might be the first UA that I get. Can’t wait for more colorways.

    BTW I was scanning around instagram and happen saw three new models for 2015, anyone else see them?

    1. Took a quick glance at those pics. Does UA have a new shoe designer or something? Those newer kicks are looking kind of agressive and the charged shoe i saw looks like an updated clutchfit model. Looks like it’ll have the breathability the people wanted. Also, random point, but i think ive seen that newer clutchfit execution on Cam Newton’s new sigs.

  7. The upper material seems like something super comfortable, I just hope UA will get into the European market and stop charging ridiculous prices + shipping for EU..

    1. Have you looked at ordering from somewhere like Eastbay? Usually you can use a discount code on most shoes that helps offset some of the shipping costs.

      1. Shipping is usually a minimum of $40 so I’d need quite a discount to be honest. Or when they’re already lowered in price you can’t get a discount haha. Sucks to be EU I guess.

    1. Yeah, that heel padding seems real nice. The upper is very interesting. I think this is going to be an awesome shoe. Can’t wait for it to release.

  8. I see your tip on ADIDAS was too good to be true. ALL THOSE BOOSTS I ORDERED WITH THAT GREAT DISCOUNT, PURPOSELY WERE SENT IN undesirable colorways. That’s why Adidas is crap. I knew it. As to these UA shoes, unless you are Stephen Curry and play for GS, so you need to match colors, they are atrocious looking.

  9. The pics floating around on instagram look to be the torch 4 and drive 2
    Really interested to see if the charged cushion is an improvement on micro g because I have loved playing in ua the last few years.

  10. I like the idea of more foam in the back generally when I strike with my heel I want impact protection and having a shock to the heels sucks especially with bad knees so props to UA I want to see a Nike shoe with tons of heel coverage with a wide base and then a forefoot that’s just straight from foot to court zoom

  11. does UA have any durable bball shoes for outdoor? that’s breathable? all seem to be indoor specific. spines look good outdoor and the older brandon jennings era shoes. now all seem to be indoor specific even the torches. those wont last a month. these though look they can take a beating. the outsole at least.

    1. Spines will do but you will get blisters with a wide forefoot (i currently ballin in a pair) and UA is not huge on ventilation the spawns have great vent but other shoes not as much try Adidas ghost twos cheap durable bit tight of a forefoot but not uncomfortable definitely try to find a pair to try on just to check

    2. the clutchfit drives will last you a while outdoors, depending on what kind of surface you play on, the herringbone is a bit on the thin side but the rubber isn’t that soft, the upper is real tough too, think you could get a few months out of them

  12. Love the silhouette and color blocking. Excited to try out the new cushioning. I’m definitely getting a pair of these. Can’t wait for them to come out….

  13. From the looks of it, here’s what I think will be in the shoe:

    AnaFoam Upper: Looks like some sort of underlay in which replaces traditional materials (E.G. Synthetics, Fuse, Etc.) and will have Foam Pieces in the Heel Area, Medial and Lateral Side. These would be awesome for Guards and Quick Players. Should have little to no break-in time and will feel very natural on foot. Hopefully no pinching and binding and should accommodate most foot shapes. With that said, AnaFoam should indicate that it should be anatomically correct to the foot, much like the Spawns.

    Charged Foam: Definite game changer. Looks to be a major upgrage on Micro-G. More Responsiveness with Every Step, yet plush and soft. Could be like UAs take on the concept of Zoom Air (except in a foam form)/Lunarlon & Boost.

    Definitely stoked for these. (Although I believe my Body Type, Foot Shape and Play Style may not conform to the shoes attributes and tech).

  14. Aesthetically these are FIRE! Brand new tech with a great signature athlete. If you don’t know about Under Armour Hoop kicks YOU BETTER ASK SOMEBODY!!!

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